Gigi Hadid’s 23rd birthday bash last night looked like everything we could have wished for…and all we’ve seen is the eight seconds she and sister Bella dashed from her New York apartment to a waiting car. Gigi in gold, sequinned vintage Versace and Bella in a vintage Dior leopard dress of supermodel proportions, the sisters giggled as they hot-stepped it into the night and off to hotspot 1 Hotel in Brooklyn. The well-dressed guest list included Hailey Baldwin, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt and Olivia Culpo.
So what does this tell us about partying style right now? Shy, demure, basic? Not this season. Sexy sartorial style has taken a turn for the sensational, bringing drama and fun along for the ride.
And why not. Life’s too short to stick to black, white and denim at night, they get enough of a run each and every day. Take a leaf out of the Hadids’ ever-fashionable book and kick up your heels in some out-of-comfort-zone pieces. Sequins, leopard, metallic, feathers, fringing, brights…bring it. It’s your party, you can try if you want to.
Here’s our pick of the season for when you just have to stand out.
The trophy jacket
Chloe embroidered cotton-blend velvet blazer, $4121 from Net-A-Porter SHOP NOW
The feather boots
Saint Laurent ‘Yeti’ feather-trimmed velvet boots, $8755 from Net-A-Porter SHOP NOW
The statement sunglasses
Lucy Folk ‘Wingspan’ sunglasses, $385 SHOP NOW
The sequin mini
Free People ‘seeing double’ dress, $127 from Revolve SHOP NOW
The animal print dress
House of Harlow ‘Lafayette’ dress, $192 from revolve SHOP NOW
The 80s drama dress
Zhivago ‘Picture This’ dress, $595 SHOP NOW
The bold flares
Ellery ‘Orlando’ bootleg pants, $995 SHOP NOW
The velvet slippers
Macgraw ‘Lady Love’ slippers, $595 SHOP NOW
The shimmering jumpsuit
Zara lame-effect jumpsuit, $139 SHOP NOW
The red red red dress
Camilla & Marc ‘Mickey’ gown, $1200 SHOP NOW
The fringing Accessory
ASOS multi tassel metallic fringe cape, $50 SHOP NOW